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as an independent. he ran for the u.s. senate two years ago as an independent but lost to marco rubio and served as governor of florida as a republican. sum are speculating crist made this latest move in preparation for a run against incumbent florida governor rick scott in 2014. >>> lawmakers want answers about what that deadly depth seventh attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya is all about. soon they may hear from secretary of state hillary clinton. she will testify before a house committee on a state department report expected next week. u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans were killed when the consulate was stormed three months ago. >>> in britain, a prank call from an australian radio station to the hospital treating the duchess of cambridge has turned tragic. two deejays called the hospital, tricked a nurse to get information about katherine's condition. well, that nurse was found dead friday of an apparent suicide. she leaves behind a husband and two children. > the two deejays are suspended and the ceo of the station's parent company says he's confi
for the organized labor movement in the u.s., passage for this law in michigan would be a body blow to the labor movement in the u.s., wolf. >> certainly would be. thanks very much for that, jessica. >>> the president's due back here in washington just in a little while from michigan. his focus will be back on trying to get a deal with the house speaker john boehner over taxes and spending cuts. our chief political analyst gloria borger is here to take a closer look at the agreements, the disagreements, i guess there's more disagreements than agreements. let's step back and see where these two sides stand, gloria. >> let's step back from the cliff here for a minute, wolf. and you'll see that on tax, which is of course the crux of this matter, there's a huge difference between congressional republicans who want to raise $800 billion over ten years from tax increases. and of course the white house that wants to, you know, basically double that. i mean, the white house says, we need to get more revenue from taxes. if you break apart these tax number, take a look, because of course we know, the big
comes amidst u.s. concerns that the assad repeople may be cooking up recipes, mixing materials for chemicals. that possible preparation is taking place at more than one chemical plant in syria, officials say. u.s. intelligence shows nothing has been moved out of the facilities, however. and officials say there is no indication syria is on the verge of using chemical we papoweapon. in turkey monday, russian president putin called the deploy ment of the patriot missiles unnecessary. but tuesday, the russian foreign minister said any use of chemical weapons has grave implications. while down playing reports about syria. >> translator: we can call them rumors, but the syrian authorities are moving a stockpile of chemical weapons or that they want to use them. as soon as we hear such messages, we prepare. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton spent the day meeting with her fellow ministers as they approved a plan to provide turkey with the missiles. nato says the number of missiles and their precise location along the border still needs to be worked out. it could be weeks
:20. and the outlook for u.s. credit market appears less rose city. we'll speak to a moody's analyst that says high duration credit could be badly exposed. the european central bank is announcing either monetary policy decisions later today. economists expect ecb to stay pat on rates. its revised down its forecasts in 2013. hot on the heels from her stint in brusselss, silvia has moved back to frankfurt and the ecb headquarters. how more pessimistic might they be today in their forecasts. >> that's the big question. if they get too clee to the zero for the forecast next year, anything below let's say 0.4, 0.3 would be considered a little bit more bearish and that would of course increase the chances or risks whatever you want to look at it for further rate cut somewhere down the pike early next year, maybe january or february. the consensus for today is as you said no change on rates. remember a month ago, there were many calling for rate cut this month, but that seems to have receded right now. maybe also because the data we see out of the eurozone is rather mixed. everybody quite agrees that foir
in afghanistan come at a high price the life of a u.s. navy seal. here is the mission. to save an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. as we go through the story it's a reminder about the sacrifice still being made overseas. good morning i'm bill hemmer. whole new week here at "america's newsroom". martha: i'm martha maccallum. this fallen hero was a member of navy "seal team 6" that carried out the mission to kill usama bin laden. according to officials in afghanistan they came under heavy fire with this mission. >> according to our information the kidnappers were taliban. they were heavily armed with heavy machine guns, with so-called rpg. rocket propelled grenades and ak-47s. bill: steve centanni follows up in washington. what can we report about this rescue machine? >> reporter: good morning bill. it took place early sunday after intelligence revealed the kidnapped american was in imminent danger of injury or death. dr. joseph is a medical advice sore for a group called "morningstar" development based in colorado springs. it is a group that helps rebuild communities in afghanistan. the d
." >> i will certainly not turn myself in. >> in disguise and on the run. u.s. internet tycoon john mcafee is hiding in belize. from authorities investigating a murder. but cnn found him and you'll hear his exclusive interview. >> i think that what we can conclude is that we've got to be better. >>> an extreme makeover. that's what some republicans say the party needs after losing the presidency and seats in congress. all morning, we'll look at how the grand old party might be looking for a bold new image. >> why did you do that to me? >> humiliating tasks and degrading exercises all part of the therapy designed to turn gay merge straight. now several men are suing for treatment so controversial we can't even show you the pictures. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. thanks for starting your morning with me. in just two weeks, egyptians will vote on a new constitution, the constitutional assembly handed the new constitution to the president just a short time ago, but right now, egypt seems anything but united. supporters of president mohamed morsi have been filling the streets
, u.s. climate talks today ended with what some delegates call a watershed agreements. delegates from 200 nations established that rich nations should move towards compensating poor nations for losses due to climate change. negotiations now move towards drafting a will you legally binding agreement to replace the kyoto protocol. the u.s. has never signed onto that agreement. >>> well it took 69 years, but a christmas letter from a mother to her military son is finally arrived. listen as he describes how she signed it. >> she says merry christmas and happy new year, signed mom. >> signed mom. jack speers says late last month police called saying that they had a letter for him. when he saw the write writing and saw the return address he knew right away it was from her mother. she is sent the letter christmas eve in 1943 while her son was training from the canada air force. she died 20 years. >>> today marks the anniversary of john lennon's death and they gather to remember the musician. one fan who looked a lot like the late singer took place at the memorial at central park. it day in
appearance. >>> apple's ceo says the company will begin manufacturing one of is computers in the u.s. apple plan to spend more than 100 million dollars building mac computers. cook says apple has a responsibility to create jobs but didn't say where in the u.s. this manufacturing will take place. apple manufactured and assembled many products in the u.s. until the late 90s. >>> meteorologist mike nicco ahead -- >>> four storms are gone, pattern is changing, sunshine, you can see it breaking out as we look from emeryville towards san francisco, we'll talk about how warm it is going to be in the afternoons where you can expect fog the next couple of mornings and your raiders' forecast. >>> the duchess of cambridge walked out of a hospital today. here what prince charles had to say this morning. >>> new morning after three days and three nights in a london hospital the duchess of cambridge is now resting at kensington palace. she walked out smiling and waving. her husband prince william by her side. she was being treated for a severe form of morning sickness. the royal couple thanked hospital s
one of is computers in the u.s. apple plan to spend more than 100 million dollars building mac computers. cook says apple has a responsibility to create jobs but didn't say where in the u.s. this manufacturing will take place. apple manufactured and assembled many products in the u.s. until the late 90s. >>> meteorologist mike nicco ahead -- >>> four storms are gone, pattern is changing, sunshine, you can see it breaking out as we look from emeryville towards san francisco, we'll talk about how warm it is going to be in the afternoons where you can expect fog the next couple of mornings and your raiders' forecast. >>> the duchess of cambridge walked out of a hospital today. here what prince charles had here what prince charles had to say this people are stuck in very old habits of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing b
last night that he would happily talk to officials from belize, if they came to the u.s.. when asked if he was worried about extradition to belize? he said no. >> i'm not worried if i'm in front of a court they will not me back i have tons of evidence about the corruption. >> reporter: mcafee has long blogged about police and government corruption in belize he says that is the reason he does not want to talk on their turf. he has not been charged with any crime and multiple agencies in the u.s. say there is no active arrest warrant. as to his state of mind passengers on his plane say he seemed calm. he told reporters at the hotel he no idea why he was in miami. he said he was looking forward to having fast food and sushi. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> fire them what the governor told caltrans to do with a private firm. caltrans agreed to spend 9.8 million dollars to bring in outside pr people. governor's office was embarrassed because the high cost would look improper give the -- given the state's financial woes. >>> 4:47. two weather events this morning one is the chilly temperatur
years in the u.s. this woman headed halfway around the world to try to help afghan girls help themselves. for her work she was honored as cnn's -- one of cnn's heroes, and here is her story. >> most of the goods have no worth. they are used as property of the family. the picture is very grim. my name is razia jan, and i'm the founder of a girls school in afghanistan. when we opened the school in 2008, 90% of them could not write their name. today 100% of them are educated. they can read. they can write. i lived in the u.s. for over 38 years. i was really affected by 9/11. i really wanted to prove that muslims are not terrorists. i came back here in 2002. >> everybody. >> girls have been the most repressed, and i thought i have to do something. it was a struggle in the beginning. i would sit with these men, and i would tell them don't marry them when they're 14 years old. they want to learn. >> how do you write your father's name? >> e-i-s -- >> after five years now, the men, they are proud of their girls. one day they can write their name. still, we have to take these precautions. some p
on cnn. >>> after years of failed attempts, north korea successfully launches a rocket, why the u.s. is calling it clear provocation. >>> they're back, after three months an apology from apple's ceo and a fired high-ranking executive later while google maps returning this morning to the iphone store. >>> last night the stars came out and brought the house down. ♪ checking in your suitcase, thunder's rolling down this track ♪ >> we'll take you to the concert that raised nearly $30 million for superstarm soorm sandy reli. "the newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. car roll is off today, i'm don lemon. breaking news out of afghanistan, just a short time ago a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle outside the gates of kandahar airbase. defense secretary leanne panetta had been there, traveling there but he left hours earlier. not clear if the attack was tied to his visit. there are initial reports, though, that several coalition soldiers were wounded along with as many as ten civilians. we'll keep you updated on that attack here on cnn as we get new information. >>> and also ne
by firing scud missiles at rebels. u.s. officials say more than half dozen scud missiles were fired into northern syria and areas held about it rebels have suffered severe damage recently. there's no evidence that the missiles contain chemical weapons, though. meanwhile, the president of ecuador denied yesterday that syrian leader assad has requested asylum there. >>> john mcafee is back on u.s. soil after being deported from guatemala on immigration violations. the anti-virus millionaire is miami. they are not involves in the belize investigation into the death of mcafee's neighbor. asked if he was concerned about extradition, mcafee responded. >> i'm not worried at all. if i'm in front of a court, there is nothing in the world they will do to send me back. they have no evidence. they're obviously trumped up charges. this is the only attempt they charged me. >> mcafee is currently free in the u.s. he remains a person of interest and the belize police would still like to talk to them. >>> there are new details this morning about cause of death of the london nurse who was caught up i
country escalates. >>> 30 u.s. banks in the cross-hairs of cyberattackers. new warnings about a potential fraud attack. >>> starting today you might notice a big difference in tv commercials. we'll tell you about, "happening now." yes it is 12/13. doesn't have the ring. jenna: doesn't have the same exact ring. still a good day. jon: still a good day. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. we have new concerns about north korea heading toward a new nuclear test after defiantly launching a rocket into orbit as we've been reporting to you here. north korean state television reporting, this is the video of the launch at the command center in that country. this rocket is similar to one that could carry an automatic warhead as far as california. while it appears to be orbiting the earth normally we're getting the word the rocket may not be functioning all that well. general fir griffin from the pentagon. what else are we learning about this launch? >> reporter: there is confusion how successful the rocket launch was. u.s. officials confirmed to fox news while i
problems with an engine. the u.s. and south korea are condemning the north's second launch attempt this year. an earlier one failed in april. the u.s. and south korea say the launch is a cover for ballistic missile testing. >>> barriers are going up outside the presidential palace in egypt as the nation moves closer to saturday's planned constitutional referendum. the palace has been the site of clashes between those for and against president mohamed morsi after he gave himself unchecked powers last month. the opposition is calling for new nationwide protests ahead of the vote. >>> and the nobel peace prize has been given to the european union. the three presidents of the eu's main bodies accepted the prestigious award this morning at a ceremony in oslo, norway, but this year's choice was not without controversy. three former nobel laureates wrote a letter of protest saying the union doesn't qualify as a peace maker. >>> for the second time in two weekds, an nfl team overcomes the death of a teammate with a victory on the field. this time it was the dallas cowboys. on the sidelines
. but time will tell. thank you, grace. >>> the u.s. supreme court is keeping the political world in suspense over the issue of gay marriage. justices once again did not decide today that they will take up the case. they will meet again friday to determine which petitions they will hear next year. >> it's like well we have so many cases on the docket let's just nut off until next week. no big deal and that's what happened. so it's really the dog that didn't park. it's a case that hasn't been resolved yet and we are just waiting. >> here's what's at stake. if the court denies a review, marriages could start in days. otherwise the status quo maintains until the appeal plays out. >>> the bizarre tactic john mcafee said he used to evade authorities when left belize. >>> i'm len ramirez in san jose where there was another murder over the weekend pushing san jose's homicide rate to a 20 year high. just ahead what san jose officers say they are no longer doing that could help prevent further violence. >> how muni is changing course for the central subway. how the proposed new path is paved by politi
of the biggest seizures of methamphetamine in u.s. history. the announcement came from federal officials in san francisco. the u.s. attorney said the drug haul came as agents arrested eleven people last friday on drug, money laundering and weapons charges. she says more than 570 pounds of method mean was seized. it has a street value of $6 million. the suspects were rounded up in counties from the bay area, the central valley, santa cruz and monterey. >>> four san francisco high school students today shared top honors for producing an anti-bullying video. >> when you get bullied as a child, you feel miserable and unwanted ?oomple the san francisco district attorney's office sponsored the bye-bye bullying contest. students submitted 58 films designed to discourage bullying. a team from st. ignatious high said bullying is a hot topic on campus. >> there's been a number of suicides. it was almost more than a contest for us. it was like we're representing our school and supporting a very serious issue. >> the winning teams took home a number of prizes including an ipad and a baseball signed by barr
's palace. we'll have a live report from cairo. but, first, u.s. military plans about possible action against syria are changing. senior pentagon officials tell cnn the syrian government could be escalating the civil war. there are new concerns the assad regime is preparing to use chemical weapons. let's get to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, how does this change the u.s. military's syria plan? are we talking u.s. troops, boots on the ground? >> well, not at this point, clearly, deb. but what we do know is that u.s. officials tell us that they are updating some of the military options for action against syria's chemical weapons capability, why are they doing this? of course, we chatted about this in the last several days. officials say they do have the intelligence now that syria has filled aerial bombs with deadly sarin gas. haven't moved it to airplanes yet, but this is very concerning because that, of course, would be the next step. so once you have the deadly bombs, the u.s. has to look at what the options could be, what they might want to target to essentially
afee is back in the u.s.. katie marzullo is live with more. >> reporter: he's not only speaking out he's spilling his guts. he sat down with matt gutman and dropped some bombshells. in his hotel room showing off a stack of cash he says a stranger dropped it off for him. he says he's broke that he lost 20 million dollars. several people have posted on7n his blog that they want to send him money. mcafee admits his crazy act was a ploy part of a plan if get out of belize alive. >> millionaire madman on the run. [ bleep ] you paid attention to the story. >> because you acted like a madman? >> i did and it worked. >> reporter: he landed in florida last night with guatemalan authorities deported because he snuck into the country illegally from belize. authorities in belize want to talk to him about the murder of his neighbor who was an american citizen. agencies in the u.s. say there is no active arrest warrant for him. we knew mcafee had a 20-year-old girlfriend now he says he has two the other is 17 and his only immediate goal is to get them both to the united states. mcafee told matt he
chemical weapons. >> there is a new wrinkle here. in the last couple of days u.s. intelligence has got information that the syrian regime is moving its chemical weapons around. that basically, it looks like what they're trying to do maybe combine them with the missls, the rockets, artillery shells. the worry of the u.s. is latest movement signals they are preparing to put their weapons in a position to attack. whether they'll go ahead with it remains to be seen. why would they even be doing it right now? >> i think americans are familiar with hearing about saddam hussein's weapons. >> this is different. >> it is not the same. they're sophisticated. they have surface to surface. they have viable weaponry in this country. >> they have a huge stockpile. they have viable weaponry. it is widely dispersed across the country. there is a threat as secretary clinton said of u.s. military or action by other militaries in the region but what would they do about it? all of this stuff is mixed in with civilian populations. you can't strike from the air and, you know, kill a bunch of civilians. it b
-sex marriage be legal in california? the big decision the u.s. supreme court is deciding on this morning. moat moat starts right now. -- moat dash. >>> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in -- mornings os on 2 starts right now. >> good morning. we begin with the overnight earthquake in japan. today's quake was felt nearly 300 feet in tokyo -- near tokyo. it did shake for several minutes. certainly rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last night at the game fell 30 feet down. he was seriously hurt. christien kafton is live with more. what do you know? >> reporter: well, we know there are a lot of questions about what happened. sometime right around kickoff at last night's game, a man either fell or jumped from the third-level concourse. you can see just how high the fall would be. the man either fell or -- about 30, 50 feet. he fell last night during the
're going to begin with an intensifying and increasingly complex problem for the u.s. what to do about syria's civil war. battles raging overnight in the suburbs of the capital of damascus, raising concerns that the syrian regime may resort to desperate measures. abc's martha raddatz is here with much more this morning. good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. what is most striking this morning is the continuing clear concern of u.s. officials about syria's chemical weapons. the defense secretary, leon panetta, saying there is no question that the syrian regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. that concern, coming from intelligence reports that syrian military has put precursors for the deadly nerve agent sarin in bombs. although those bombs have not been loaded on to warplanes. hillary clinton is also urgently working the diplomatic front to try to bring this nearly two-year conflict to an end. but there's more focus on what the u.s. would do if the syrian regime did use chemical weapons on opposition forces. there's no good military option. you don
after the country launched a long-range rocket. the u.s. confirms is in orbit. the u.s. and its allies believe this is a way for north korea to test its long-range ballistic miss ill technology. some believe that kim young un is using this as a way to show he's a rival to the united states. a spokesperson says there will be a closed-door meeting on this and how to respond. >>> cancer surgery is over for hugo cav -- hugo chavez. doctors say he had an operation treating aggressive cancer. it was announced on saturday that the vice president should take over if he becomes incapacitated. this is the fourth cancer surgery for chavez since 2011. >>> new reports from london say the nurse who took her own life after being tricked in that royal prank phone call about the duchess of cambridge did leave a suicide note. the london evening standard reports 46-year-old jacintha saldanha wrote a message to her family before she died. the contents of the note have not been revealed. jacintha saldanha transferred the prank call made by an australian radio show. she was found several days later in the h
of the u.s. markets this morning. our road map today starts with the fed announcing a new round of stimulus as chairman ber bernanke warps the fiscal cliff is hurting growth. house speaker john boehner expected to talk on the cliff talks 11 a.m. eastern time. >> told you this week, of course, they were talking actively, now, sprint/nextel offering to purchase the other half of clearwire it doesn't own. >> surges of best buy surging on reports that the founder is on the verge of making a formal takeover bid. >> and google maps has found its way back into apple's operating system. >> of course, we have to start off with the markets. dow's five-day winning streak has been snapped, despite the fed announcing a new round of stimulus. chairman ber bernanke say worries about the fiscal cliff are resulting in softer business environment and waning growth. members of congress told not to make plans for the christmas holidays, citing the urgency of striking a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the speaker set to given a update out state of negotiations with the white house in two hours. we will bring br
gas and what could that mean for u.s. military involvement. nbc news is reporting that syria's military has loaded the component chemicals for the deadly nerve gas sarin into aerial bombs that could be dropped from fighter jets. cnn reported on monday that syrian forces started combining chemicals that could be used to make sarin gas for weapons. mohammed jamjoom is in beirut. he's got more on the story for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. this latest report only increasing concerns about the intentions of the syrian regime when it comes to their chemical weapon stockpile. now, why are there so many concerns? not just because people are worried what bashar al assad might do with these chemical weapon stockpiles, as there have been for months, but more as rebels are advancing on damascus and the battling are getting more heated and pitched around the capital, there are concerns that if damascus were to fall, what would happen to chemical weapon stockpiles? could they get into the hands of groups that are fighting with syrian rebels? a big conc
headline out of syria. >> new concerns as the u.s. may have to intervene in the bloody civil war in that country. this morning, we're learning that syrian dictator, bashar al assad's forces have done in recent days that's alarmed u.s. officials and prompted a stern warning from president obama. and abc's martha raddatz is here with the details this morning. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this morning, a u.s. official is confirming that over the weekend, the syrian military loaded elements of the deadly nerve gas, sarin, on to bombs on or near syrian airfields. there's 40 chemical weapons sites like this one. one drop of sarin can kill you within minutes. the theory is that the sarin bombs could be put on syrian warplanes to use against the opposition forces. there's no way to know for certain if that was the plan. but president obama was so concerned, he issued that strong warning on monday. and since then, there has been no activity at those airfields. and the syrian government insists it will not use chemical weapons. but that does not mean this threat h
to give assad asylum. cbs has also learned that the u.s. tends to recognize syrian opposition as the representatives of the syrian people next week. that could start to pave the way for them to create a new government. >> very interesting. margaret brennan, thank you for that. >>> in washington this morning, there are just 26 days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. president obama spoke on the phone with house speaker john boehner on wednesday while his treasury secretary said the white house is, in fact, ready to go straight over the fiscal cliff. major garrett is at the white house. major, gd morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the president will cross over the potomac into northern virginia to meet with a family who says their taxes don't go up, they'll be happier and spend more money. that's the pr side of this. much more important, the context of the deal, keet players yesterday picked up the phone. phone call relatively brief and substantive. details remain elusive. it was shorter, sources say, to last week's 28-minute con
the chief. u.s. district court judge will rule whether to approve the deal next thursday. >>> the one billion dollar patent battle between the world's t two sport phone makers resumes today. -- top two sport phone makers resumes today. we'll find out what happens to the price of apple stock when the market opens in the next half hour. it fell $37 a share to close at $538 yesterday. largest single day percentage drop in four years. apple is still way up from the start of the year when it was $411. it did hit $700 at one point. if you bought then, you are looking -- >>> traffic and weather together next. san mateo bridge sparse on one side and busy on the other. sue will tell you more about the traffic. mike will tell you more about the forecast. >>> abc7 news goes inside the coliseum to find out how much popcorn, hot dogs, nachos and soda it takes to keep fans filled up. >> yum! . >>> welcome back. 6:09. live doppler not showing any organized areas of rain but it is misty outside that's why we saw drops on our cameras. visibilities are improving lowest only six miles per hour livermore
this from our abc stations. >>> very important. very good news to report this morning. the u.s. government has confirmed the world is not going to end on the 21st of this month. >> thank god. >> whew. all right. a post on usa.gov says the mayan predictions that the end is near are simply not true. >> oh, gosh, thank you! whoa! >> some people are still getting ready, not including willis. our reporter met up with the doomsday prepper in san diego. >> reporter: with his gas mask on and machete in hand, nico sanchez is ready for december 21st. >> it means possibly the end of the world. i do know about the mayan calendar and have done some research on it. >> reporter: the calendar extend to december 21, 2012. some people interpret that as prediction for the end of the world on that date. >> i have seen how horrific people can be when they really want to be. >> reporter: sanchez is a gulf war veteran, and now he's a prepper, prepared to survive for the worst, and he trains others how to do the same. how to pack a bug-out bag, medication, light source, and food for years. it's a growing phenomen
the u.s. economy is continuing to heal and continuing to heal from the wounds inflicted by the worst downturn since the great depression. this is obviously similar to what we heard in past months. but the president or -- certainly the white house pointing to this as proof that his economic policies should continue. specifically in this reaction. they point to that bush era tax cut for middle class americans that's set to expire along with tax cuts for all americans. here at the end of the year saying that that needs to get pushed through. we are not seeing really the frenzy, obviously. we got so used to that frenzy of reaction coming out ahead of the election. and it certain sly in the a frenzy we haven't heard -- heard from the rnc. they say similar to what they always say. while a downtick in the unemployment tick is unwelcomed news, unemployment remains painfully high, conversely to what president obama or what the white house saying pointing to his policies as not working for the economy. we haven't heard from the speaker's office i don't believe yet but he will be talking before
is now in effect. the first of its kind in u.s. that is allowing adults to own marijuana for non-medical usa. john blackstone reports from seattle that supporters wasted no time celebrating. >> three, two, one -- whew! >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight cheers in seattle of marijuana officially becoming legal in washington state. >> yeah! >> reporter: an impromptu celebration was head appropriately enough at the space needle a seattle high point. did you ever think you'd see this day? >> i certainly did not. i did not. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night. although, that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public, just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning of -- >> reporter: washington voters passed the law partly because of the efforts of one well-traveled resident of the state. >> hi. i'm rick
the ground and start with the regime. what is it saying about this new u.s. intelligence and now new warnings from the united states all the way up to president obama about a red line on the use of chemical weapons? >> well, the regime has historically denied that it would use any sort of chemical weapons against its own population, but that is something of an empty promise, at least from the perspective of everyone we have been speaking to about this. many of those fighters that we talked on the ground do say they do believe the greater the stranglehold they have on regime forces in the city of aleppo grows, the greater the likelihood is that in a desperate attempt to somehow either regain control or wreak mass havoc on the population, the regime would not hesitate when it comes to employing these types of weapons. and of course, when it does come to chemical warfare, there is very little if anything anyone here can do to protect themselves against that. >> well, that was to follow. do they have any defenses, are there any defenses and what are they doing to prepare for the prospect if they
while barring sales of some two- dozen, older samsung products from sale in the u.s. >> expect to see some changes to instagram and twitter. previously, when instagram users tweeted about their instragram photos... the image would appear inline with the tweet. now, those inline images are cropped and improperly formatted in mobile apps. according to instagram, going forward the images will cease to exist at all in any twitter product. according to instagram founder... the photo app giant wants to establish itself as an entity that exists outside it's smartphone apps. >> the video game "call of duty black ops two" has crossed the one-billion dollar mark in sales. that's according to game maker acti-vision. the game hit the milestone just 15 days after its launch back on november 13th. last year's "call of dutt modern warfare three" hit the billion dollar mark just 16 days its release. after a long period of closed testing... microsoft is releasing its social network called "socl" it's a search-meets- social networking website that looks more like pinterest than facebook. it was only av
protesting two weeks ago when the president gave himself unrestricted power. >>> an norms u.s. official says secretary of state hillary clinton plans to meet with russian diplomats and a u.n. peace envoy for syria. the civil war ramped up in recent days with violent attacks and the u.s. fears syria's leader bashar assad is closer to using chemical weapons against anti-government rebels. >>> a new warning about a baby recliner titled to several infant deaths. >> plus, new tires, gps upgrades? the tricky way state lawmakers got taxpayers to fix up their personal cars. >>> and an amazing rescue under water how a group of scuba divers helped free a giant pregnant whale shark when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they cut off a thick rope tt had wrapped itself around te animal's body .. the whale k is 33 feet lon >>> a group of scuba dives in mexico rescued a pregnant whale shark. they cut off a thick rope that this wrapped itself around the animals' body. it could have been months or years. there's barnacles on the rope. the whale shark is 33 feet long. it weighs 15 tons. whale sharks are
branches. second, starbucks is expanding. opening 1500 new locations in the u.s., boosting the number of locations nationwide by 13%. >>> the president of egypt has returned to his palace today after angry demonstrators swarmed the palace on tuesday. they say the constitution violates the democratic principles for which they fought last year. >>> new signs that the middle class may not have to worry so much about their taxes going up at year's end. some key republicans are looking at extending the middle class tax cuts past the fiscal cliff deadline and postponing the battle over the tax cuts for the wealthy until next month. >>> some things going on at the hospital. two australian deejays called the hospital posing at queen elizabeth and prince charles and got through to kate's private nurse. shockingly, if you hear the audio, who briefed them on her condition. >>> and a health scare for anderson cooper. he says he went blind for almost two days. he actually showed a picture of himself wearing an eye patch. he says he lost his sight for some 36 hours last week, while reporting from p
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